Compiled by Chelsea DeFusco
The Andover Townsman
---- — ART AND GALLERIES
ADDISON GALLERY, “An American in London: Whistler and the Thames,” through April 13; “Industrial Strength: Selections from the Collection,” through April 13; “Eye on the Collection: Artful Poses,” through March 30; gallery admission free. Phillips Academy, 180 Main St., Andover. Gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.; 978-749-4000. www.andover.edu/museums/addison/Pages/default.aspx.
ALPERS FINE ART, “The Power of the Power of Suggestion,” first-ever juried show featuring 33 artists, through March 2, 96 Main St., Andover. Gallery hours Wednesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 978-760-1829, www.alpersfineartonline.com.
ESSEX ART CENTER, “Every Place” by Allison Cekala and Sarah Pollman and “Enter the Void” by Elissa Salas, in Chester F. Sidell Gallery; “Mostly Sunny, Scattered Clouds,” new work by Ellen Rich, in Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery; through Feb. 14; 56 Island St., Lawrence; Leslie Costello, 978-685-2343 or email@example.com; www.essexartcenter.org.
SCREENING ROOM, BoomerVenture Screening Room Film Festival series featuring “Frances Ha,” a look at the struggles of a 20-something, somewhat dancer living in New York City that explores friendship, class, ambition, failure and redemption, rated R, Thursday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m.; “Deceptive Practice,” documentary following the life of Ricky Jay, a world-renowned magician, author, historian and actor, Thursday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m.; free, snacks available; Center at Punchard, 30 Whittier Court, Andover; 978-623-8321, www.andoverseniorcenter.org.
HOW ARE YOU SMART? Northern Essex Community College professor Deirdre Budzyna discusses ways people can display and use their intelligence in “It’s Not How Smart You Are: It’s How You Are Smart,” Tuesday, Feb. 11, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St.; free; Sarah at 978-373-1586, ext. 641, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMERICAN SAMPLER, New England Classical Singers presents “An American Sampler: Songs of Love and Nature,” featuring Ronald Perera’s “Why I Wake Early,” Saturday, March 8, 7:30 p.m.; pre-concert talk, 6:30 p.m.; Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover; tickets $20 adults, $18 seniors, $15 groups of 10, children and students with ID free; www.newenglandclassical.org, 978-474-6090.
ON THE WING, Phillips Academy presents “A Celebration of Birds in Poetry and Music,” Sunday, Feb. 23, 3 p.m., Addison Gallery, Phillips Academy campus; free; 978-749-4260, email@example.com.
VALENTINE CONCERT, Mistral presents 17th annual Valentine Concert, “Postcards from Around the World: Viennoisseries,” Sunday, Feb. 9, 3 p.m., West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road, Andover; tickets $30 adults, $25 seniors, students free with ID; 978-474-6222, sales@MistralMusic.org, www.MistralMusic.org.
DRAMA, Merrimack College students and staff present Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning drama “Doubt: A Parable,” Thursday, Feb. 20, and Friday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 22, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover; tickets, $10, $5 Merrimack College students and employees; 978-837-5355, www.merrimack.edu/rogerscenter.
FLORAL ARRANGING, North Andover Garden Club presents “Flower Arranging with Priscilla Styer,” Tuesday, Feb. 11, 7 to 9 p.m., St. Michael’s Parish Hall, 196 Main St., North Andover; email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lisa at 978-689-9318.
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